HMS School offers many opportunities for community members to volunteer with students in small groups.
Volunteer at HMS

HMS has many opportunities for community members to volunteer time one-on-one with students or with small groups. With so many activities going on throughout the day, evenings and weekends, there are plenty of possibilities to fit anyone’s schedule. Below is a list of different areas where volunteers are invited to assist HMS staff.

Pre-Vocational Activities

  • Sensory Spa group
  • Lunch-prep-eat
  • ECU Group
  • Pre-Voc Group

The Arts

  • Art Class
  • Music Therapy
  • Dance/Movement Therapy
  • Walnut Street Theatre
  • Theatre Games Group

Off Campus Activities

  • Horseback riding
  • Bowling
  • Walking trips
  • Functional Life Skills
  • Arts & Culture Trips


  • Assist with e-mail, Skype and classroom research
  • Play games


  • Library Activities
  • Books on the computer
  • Story Circles


  • Guest Reader
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Sing, Dance, Play an Instrument
  • Perform Magic
  • Adapt Toys
  • Be a Friend

In addition, there are a number of special events that happen throughout the year where volunteers are needed.  From book fairs, to the Fall Festival, to the Art Show and Spring Carnival there are many opportunities to take part in HMS activites. If you are interested, please contact Rachel Morales at rmorales@hmsschool.org or fill out the form below. If you are a Penn student who is interested in getting involved click here for more information.

Volunteer Application